This interim report is an update to the Northern Territory Chief Minister on progress on key outputs as required under the Treaty Commissioner’s Terms of Reference for Stage 1 to:
- Advise and share information and ideas about different best practice approaches to negotiating and settling a Treaty nationally and internationally;
- Explore possible models for a Treaty in the Northern Territory;
- Provide explanations of the legal context of a Northern Territory Treaty; and
- Determine the level of interest in a Treaty amongst First Nations and Aboriginal Territorians.
Greater detail on these matters is contained in a soon-to-be-released public discussion paper. The in-depth community consultations, to begin in May/June 2020 across the Northern Territory will be framed by the discussion paper.